2019-04-14: News Headlines

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-04-14). Assange Has Been Arrested for US Extradition. indybay.org Extradited for journalism. In a blur, everything that Assange and WikiLeaks have been warning about for years has been proven correct, contrary to mountains of claims to the contrary by establishment loyalists everywhere. The same government which tortured Chelsea Manning is in the process of extraditing her publisher so that they can silence him forever.

Al-Thawra (2019-04-14). Basra struggles to tackle drug abuse problem filling prisons. indybay.org The southern Iraqi city of Basra is struggling to cope with a growing drug problem that has overcrowded prisons and strained police resources, only months after violent protests over poor municipal services. Basra's prison system is clogged up.

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-04-14). Assange's Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime. globalresearch.ca After living under a grant of asylum in London's Ecuadorian embassy for nearly seven years, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was forcibly ejected and arrested by British police on April 11. Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, accused Assange of "repeated violations …

Anne Janks (2019-04-14). Groundbreaking Oakland Policy on Probation/Parole Police Stops. indybay.org Oakland's Police Commission unanimously passed a new policy which requires that police officers have an actual reason to search a person on probation or parole for a non-violent offence. OPD statistics show that random searches based solely on the person being on probation or parole do not promote public safety and little evidence of criminal activity is found. The new policy covers Oakland residents and visitors on probation, parole, mandatory supervision, or post-release community supervision (PRCS).

Kim Petersen (2019-04-14). What Now Should People of Conscience Do to Protect Julian Assange? dissidentvoice.org Several headlines have blared "Julian Assange Arrested." This is misleading because Assange has been under de facto arrest ever since the Swedish authorities sought his extradition regarding sex-related allegations. Assange always stated that he was amenable to going to Sweden with a guarantee of no-further extradition to the United States. Sweden refused to accede to …

Kim Petersen (2019-04-14). What Should People of Conscience Do to Protect Julian Assange? globalresearch.ca Several headlines have blared "Julian Assange Arrested." This is misleading because Assange has been under de facto arrest ever since the Swedish authorities sought his extradition regarding sex-related allegations. | Assange always stated that he was amenable to going to Sweden …

Lynda Carson (2019-04-14). Julian Assange of Wikileaks was arrested by cops in London. indybay.org Double crossed by the Ecuadorian Ambassador and the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum, in an urgent tweet from WikiLeaks it said, "Ecuador has illegally terminated Julian Assange's political asylum in violation of international law. He was arrested by the British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy on April 11, 2019!

Santa Cruz Police News (2019-04-14). Chief Mills to 'Present' BearCat to Public. indybay.org In an email to the Santa Cruz Police Chief's Advisory Committee, it was announced that Police Chief Andrew Mills is planning to host a community presentation of the Santa Cruz Police Department's BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) on May 4. The vehicle was purchased by SCPD with the approval of the Santa Cruz City Council in 2015, despite large protests from the community over the militarization of police.

Massoud Nayeri (2019-04-14). Drop Invalid Charges Against Julian Assange! globalresearch.ca Right after Julian Assange was arrested by the U.K. secret police at the Ecuadorian embassy in London which was his refuge for almost 7 years, the corrupted media in the U.S. joyfully gloated about this arrest. Their message to the …

Tom Burghardt (2019-04-14). The WikiLeaks 2010 Release: U.S. Complicity and Cover-Up of Iraq Torture Exposed. globalresearch.ca This article which reveals the historical background of the Wikileaks affair was first published by Global Research on October 24, 2010 | On October 22nd [2010], the whistleblowing web site WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 classified Iraq war documents, the largest leak …

Robert Scheer (2019-04-13). Creating a Crucial Path Forward After Prison. truthdig.com Susan Burton, the co-author of " Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women," says she never stood a chance in today's America. Her childhood was marked with abuse and racism, and the inexplicable death of her 5-year-old son—hit in a crosswalk by a car driven by a police detective who was never charged in the incident—drove her to alcoholism, which ultimately led to her incarceration. | Her tragic story reflects certain realities for those with similar backgrounds.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-13). Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. dissidentvoice.org Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, …

Michael Welch (2019-04-13). Rwandan Genocide Revisited: Impunity for War Criminals that Serve Western Interests. globalresearch.ca "Kagame is an example of an American supported leader whose crimes go unpunished because he is useful to them and because they are party to his crimes. | The Prosecutors of the ICTR have wasted 17 years protecting Kagame from his …

STAFF (2019-04-13). Thousands Rally in Serbia Against Populist Leader Vucic. truthdig.com BELGRADE, Serbia—Thousands in Serbia protested again Saturday against populist President Aleksandar Vucic as riot police deployed inside the country's parliament, saying they wanted to prevent the opposition from storming the building. | The protest in central Belgrade in front of the parliament building — the biggest so far in 19 straight weeks — came after months of anti-government demonstrations accusing Vucic of being autocratic and demanding that his government allow more democracy, media freedoms and free elections in the Balkan nation. | Opposition leaders, ranging from the far-left to ri…

teleSUR (2019-04-13). WikiLeaks 'Collaborator' Ola Bini in Preventative Custody. telesurenglish.net Swedish programmer and digital privacy activist Ola Bini has been placed in preventative detention by Ecuador's Criminal Unit judge for the crime of cyber-attacking computer systems. | RELATED: | Alleged WikiLeaks Collaborator Ola Bini Arrested in Ecuador | Judge Rodolfo Navarrete accepted the request of prosecutor Fabian Chavez to put Bini in custody and ordered a 90-day fiscal investigation of Bini's accounts that have also been frozen. | The judge dismissed allegations of hum…

unitedEditor (2019-04-13). What Wikileaks and Assange have revealed to the world. uwidata.com UWI reviews Wikileaks most important revelations On April 11, 2019, Wikileaks co-founder and editor Julian Assange was imprisoned. After his Ecuadorian citizenship being annulled, he was arrested inside the South American country's embassy in London where he had lived for 7 years. His next court date is set to take place on May 2. While …

amnesty (2019-04-13). Sudan: Investigate role of intelligence chief in protest killings. amnesty.org Responding to the news that Salah Gosh, head of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), which spearheaded the deadly crackdown against protesters in recent months, has stepped down, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Sarah Jackson said: | "It is crucial that Sudan's new authorities investigate Salah Gosh's role in the killings of scores of Sudanese protesters over the past four months as well as allegations of torture, arbitrary detention and other human rights violations under his supervision of Sudan's NISS. Resignation from power m…

Middle East Monitor (2019-04-13). The Arrest of Julian Assange is an Existential Threat to Journalism. theantimedia.com (MEMO) —Julian Assange, the publisher of WikiLeaks, was hauled by force out the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Thursday. British secret police snatched him at the invitation of the embassy, which had revoked Assange's asylum, first granted in 2012. Despite pretence that the arrest pertains to a minor bail-jumping charge — which would normally result in …

WSWS (2019-04-13). Spain seeks rebellion charges against Catalans for complaining of police violence. wsws.org In the Orwellian atmosphere being stoked up by the ruling class in the run up to the April 28 general election, it is the victims of police brutality that are denounced as aggressors.

teleSUR (2019-04-13). Candidate-Hopeful Aldana Denounces Arbitrary Arrest in Honduras. telesurenglish.net Guatemalan presidential hopeful, Thelma Aldana, whose tenure as attorney general was key to reveal important corruption cases in the country, was reportedly arbitrarily arrested by Honduran authorities at a Tegucigalpa airport. | RELATED: | Guatemala: Thelma Aldana Appeals Ruling Blocking Her Candidacy | Aldana was traveling to Honduras for a work meeting with private consultants to discuss cooperation projects detailed in her government plan when, on landing at the airport Thur…

Fight Back (2019-04-13). NYC rallies for the Negros 14, farmers killed by Duterte regime. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Forty people gathered in front of the Consulate General of the Philippines, April 10, in New York City to demand justice for the Negros 14, and to stop the killings in the Philippines, as part of a global day of action. | The Negros 14 were a group of farmers murdered on March 30, with 12 others being illegally arrested. These murders are part of a continuous campaign by the Duterte government to target peasants and workers in the country. | The action was organized by the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines Northeast and the Malaya Movement Northeast. The crowd chanted and…

susan_p (2019-04-13). John Pilger: Assange arrest is a warning from history. greenleft.org.au The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. | That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this cle…

teleSUR (2019-04-13). Rape Case Against WikiLeaks' Assange Could Reopen in Sweden. telesurenglish.net Julian Assange is facing possible legal action in Sweden as an abandoned rape case investigation against him could be reopened. He is already awaiting charges in the United Kingdom and possible extradition to the United States. | RELATED: | Alleged WikiLeaks Collaborator Ola Bini Arrested in Ecuador | The lawyer of a woman who has accused the WikiLeaks fou…

RT (2019-04-13). 3 NAKED teens attack trooper and lead police on wild car chase (VIDEO). rt.com In a tale that gets more bizarre as more details are revealed, three teenage women who were spotted sunbathing nude are in custody in Florida after assaulting a police officer and leading cops on a high speed pursuit.

teleSUR (2019-04-13). Kenyan Officials Ramp Up Search For Missing Cuban Doctors. telesurenglish.net Kenyan officials are stepping up their search for two Cuban doctors kidnapped Friday morning in the northeastern corner of the country near the border with Somalia. | RELATED: | Two Cuban Doctors Abducted by Al-Shabaab Group in Kenya | The Kenyan National Police Service has released a statement via Twitter saying that "concerted efforts are being made for their search and rescue by a multi agency security team." | Assel Herrera Correa, a general medicine specialist and surgeon Landy…

teleSUR (2019-04-13). 'Yellow Vest' Act 22 Reaches 30,000 People Despite Repression. telesurenglish.net Police Saturday arrested at least 50 people as the Yellow Vests were performing their 22 consecutive weekend protest against France's President Emmanuel Macron. | RELATED: | Yellow Vest Hold 20th Protest Despite Dramatic Repression | Summoned through social networks, almost 6,000 people gathered in the city of Toulouse, where 23 people were arrested when marche…

Michael Edison Hayden (2019-04-12). Suspect in Church Burnings Influenced by 'Black Metal' Music, Police Say, But Not All Black Metal is the Same. splcenter.org Holden Matthews, the 21-year-old man accused of burning three historically black churches in Louisiana, was influenced by "black metal," police say — a music genre sometimes tied to organized hate.

Dave Lindorff (2019-04-12). Free Julian Assange! Stand Up for Press Freedom! counterpunch.org The arrest by British Metropolitan Police of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, dragged unceremonially out of the Ecuadoran Embassy in London on a charge of failure to appear for a court hearing on an expired (and trumped-up) accusation in Sweden of sexual assault, is a grave and terrible threat to independent journalism and to the US Constitution's First More

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S. democracynow.org Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. On Thursday night, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.

STAFF (2019-04-12). Assange Arrest Sparks Interest in Gore Vidal Book. therealnews.com As police pulled Julian Assange out of the the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the Wikileaks founder held on to a copy of "Gore Vidal: History of the National Security State," a collection of interviews the late author and critic of the security state did with Paul Jay, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Real News Network….

Kenn Orphan (2019-04-12). Madonna Plays Apartheid. counterpunch.org It may be difficult for some to understand the impact that a pop icon has on social and political events, but these cultural figures possess enormous psychological sway in the minds of millions. Their actions make a difference. So it can be quite jarring when one of those icons goes against the justified demands of More

John McEvoy (2019-04-12). Former president slams Ecuador's betrayal of Assange as 'a crime that humanity will never forget'. thecanary.co On 11 April, the Ecuadorian government withdrew WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's political asylum. According to WikiLeaks, the Ecuadorian ambassador then "invited British police into … | Read more Former president slams Ecuador's betrayal of Assange as 'a crime that humanity will never forget' | By John McEvoy

Lisa Beringer (2019-04-12). 'The Promise and Hope' of 'The Chi'. progressive.org I braced for the stock situations common in inner city dramas: crooked cops, infighting amongst gangs, murders, and revenge. I found something else.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-04-12). Threatening 'Swift' Retaliation if US, Israel, or Allies Probed, Trump Celebrates ICC's Rejected War Crimes Probe as 'Major International Victory'. commondreams.org Victims' advocates called the court's decision "a grave disappointment for survivors of war-on-terror era torture who have waited nearly two decades for justice" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Nozomi Hayase (2019-04-12). Why Julian Assange's Extradition Must Be Opposed at All Costs. counterpunch.org On Thursday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by the UK police inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he was granted political asylum in 2012. This termination of asylum by Ecuador in violation of international law comes a week after WikiLeaks warned the public it had received information from two high-level Ecuadorian government sources More

Thomas Knapp (2019-04-12). Pardoning Assange Would be the First Step Back Toward Rule of Law. counterpunch.org On April 11, the ongoing saga of journalist and transparency activist Julian Assange took a dangerous turn. Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, revoked his asylum in that country's London embassy. British police immediately arrested him — supposedly pursuant to his "crime" of jumping bail on an invalid arrest warrant in an investigation since dropped without charges More

Consortiumnews (2019-04-12). THE ANGRY ARAB: How Arabs Watch Israeli Elections. consortiumnews.com The view is no different from how South African blacks regarded elections of whites in apartheid South Africa, writes As'ad AbuKhalil. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium News Israeli elections are treated by U.S. media as an American affair. It… Read more →

Bryan Wall (2019-04-12). Glenn Greenwald lays into fellow journalists for celebrating Assange's arrest. thecanary.co Julian Assange has been arrested by the Met Police. Police entered the Ecuadorian embassy after its government withdrew his asylum. Journalists filmed Assange being … | Read more Glenn Greenwald lays into fellow journalists for celebrating Assange's arrest | By Bryan Wall

RT (2019-04-12). Berniecrats feeling burned as Sanders keeps mum on Assange's arrest. rt.com A day after Julian Assange was arrested, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders took the time to post a video… about himself. Fans quickly flooded the comments, demanding that Sanders take a stand for Assange.

Kevin Gosztola (2019-04-12). Espionage? Computer Crimes? The DOJ's Cast Against Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange. mintpressnews.com The United States Justice Department dramatically escalated its political prosecution of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. Their efforts are aimed at criminalizing a journalist—and more broadly, a media organization—for allegedly aiding and abetting the disclosure of classified information and publishing that information on the internet. | Assange was expelled from the Ecuador embassy in the United Kingdom and arrested by British police on April 11. The expulsion and arrest was linked to an indictment and extradition request that was filed many months ago by the United States government. | He…

Human Rights Watch (2019-04-12). Burundi: Expelled for Doodles. hrw.org The release of six schoolgirls and one boy, arrested last month for doodling on the Burundian president's photo and charged with "insulting the head of state", is not the end of their woes. | In a letter dated March 20, the director at the Akamuri school accused five of the seven children arrested on March 12 — aged 13 to 17 years old —, of "falsifying their schoolbooks," a violation of school regulations, and expelled them permanently from the school. | People are showing support for a group of Burundian schoo…

RT (2019-04-12). Chaos at college talk as protester squirts unknown liquid at conservative speaker (VIDEOS). rt.com A protestor was arrested Thursday night for spraying conservative political commentator Michael Knowles with an unknown substance at an event at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-12). Headlines for April 12, 2019. democracynow.org Julian Assange's Lawyers Vow to Fight His Extradition to the United States, Ecuadorean Ex-President Criticizes Successor for Allowing Assange to Be Arrested, Trump Claims "I Know Nothing About WikiLeaks" Despite Praising Site Repeatedly in 2016, Sudanese Protesters Denounce Military Rule, Call for Civilian Government, Report: White House Pushed Plan to Send Migrants to Sanctuary Cities to Punish Dems, Official Who Compared Family Detention Centers to Summer Camps Set to Become Head of ICE, More Offshore Drilling Feared as Senate Confirms Ex-Oil Lobbyist to Head Interior, Report: Amazon, Netflix, IBM, Chevron Paid…

Derrick Broze (2019-04-12). The US Government is Still Fighting to Keep the Truth About CIA Torture Secret. theantimedia.com The U.S. government is still afraid to reveal the full extent of torture used on terror suspects in the years following the 9/11 attacks, but do the American people even care anymore? (TMU) — A recent report by The New York Times explores the case of Majid Khan, a prisoner of the United States who plead …

John Pilger (2019-04-12). The Assange Arrest is a Warning From History. counterpunch.org The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years. That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for "democratic" societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this clear…

STAFF (2019-04-12). Assange Arrested for Exposing U.S. War Crimes — Paul Jay. therealnews.com Wikileaks released Manning's leaked documents and exposed multiple crimes committed by the U.S. government and armed forces — Jay says this is getting lost in the corporate media coverage of Assange's arrest; when he was arrested, Assange carried a copy of TRNN's book "Gore Vidal on the History of the National Security State" which was…

Glenn Greenwald (2019-04-12). The U.S. Government's Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom. theintercept.com The indictment of Julian Assange unsealed today by the Trump Justice Department poses grave threats to press freedoms, not only in the U.S. but around the world. The charging document and accompanying extradition request from the U.S. government, used by the U.K. police to arrest Assange once Ecuador officially withdrew its asylum protection, seeks to crim…

Robert Mackey (2019-04-12). Sweden Could Reopen Rape Investigation of Julian Assange; U.K. Urged to Prioritize Swedish Case Over Extradition to U.S. theintercept.com A woman who says Julian Assange forced himself on her in 2010 while she was sleeping has asked Swedish prosecutors to reopen a rape investigation.

Human Rights Watch (2019-04-12). Lebanon: Refer Torture Case to Civilian Court. hrw.org (Beirut) — Lebanese judicial authorities should move the Ziad Itani torture case to the regular criminal courts, The Legal Agenda, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch said today. The Military Prosecution summoned Itani for a hearing on April 12, 2019, in violation of Lebanese law, which states that torture cases against security officials should be heard in civilian, not military, courts. | | | Ziad Itani | © Private | Itani, a well-known actor…

ANSWER Coalition (2019-04-12). Julian Assange arrested: The warmakers' assault on free press. liberationnews.org Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's arrest by UK authorities on behalf of the United States is a craven attempt by the Pentagon war machine and the rest of the imperial establishment to silence one of their most prominent critics.

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